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Ronald McDonald
Ronald Avi
Technical Information
Japanese Name ドナルド・マクドナルド
Romanization Donarudo Makudonarudo
Biographical Information
Classification Mascot
Race Japanese
Gender Male
Hair Color Red
Eye Color Black
Affiliation Japan
Miscellaneous Information
First Appearance I'm Happy!
Last Appearance With the You I Can't See.
Subtitle Color Yellow


"RAN RAN RUU!"
―Ronald McDonald

The clown mascot of the McDonald's franchise, beloved by children, and a program of which multiple different versions existed by the Vocaloid Era. In present day Japan, one Ronald becomes a drug dealer. He has an antagonistic relationship with Kagamine Rin and Len due to the opposition of Russia and America, but strikes up a romance with Hatsune Miku. At some point he disappears, only remaining in a fragment within a USB drive.

HistoryEdit

The Russian EraEdit

At some point the United States of America created multiples programs modeled after the mascot of the McDonald's restaurant franchise.[1] At some point, one Ronald in particular was split off from the rest of the units after some time.[2] As a representative of America,[3] he came into conflict with Irina, who was loyal to Russia.[4]

Living in Japan, Ronald took up work as a drug dealer at a McDonald's restaurant in Tokyo, selling fast food and marijuana.[5] During this time he became acquainted with Kagamine Rin, recognizing her as his old nemesis, "the world's most pure machine gun."[6]

Part 1Edit

As a depressed Rin and Kagamine Len wished to dream away their problems with weed, Ronald repeatedly made business transactions with them and sold them the drugs they desired.[7] During this time, however, he continued to antagonize the two, and Rin in particular, due to their previous history.[8] On one occasion, Rin called him up and ordered a "hamburger" after receiving a phone call from a buyer.[9]

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At some point after eating some of Rin's chocolate, Len hallucinated that he was being confronted by Ronald along with Abe-san, the former repeating "of course" at Len.[10] On one occasion, Rin attacked Ronald with a machine gun and, crying out, the clown was knocked unconscious;[11] believing him to be dead, she buried him under the cherry blossoms and left with Len.[12] Reawakening later on, Ronald climbed out of his makeshift grave and took a gun to Rin's house, knocking on the door.

As she opened up, he let out a laugh and attacked the Vocaloid while she was taken by surprise.[13] Engaging in a quick struggle with Red Rin, Ronald managed to gain the upper hand and defeat her.[14] He then stayed in the house as Rin called the police and had her taken away by the police officers for assaulting him.[15] At some point, due to the bullet Rin fired at him, a fragment existed of his programming and was contained on a USB drive.[16]

Part 2Edit

"Of course! I love you."
―Ronald to Miku[src]

At some point, Ronald encountered the Vocaloid idol Hatsune Miku while she spoke to a swarm of eager photographers. Dazzled by the girl, the two struck up a connection and became a couple.[17] Over time Miku began to understand Ronald's situation by listening to America's story,[18] and he made no secret of his past or his knowledge of Rin as the "pure machine gun".[19] In the meantime, the clown was kind to Miku and the girl began eating his fast food.[20] At some point, Ronald also got close to and pretended to befriend Len as part of a plan to bring back Rin's earlier programming.[21]

After watching Rin attempt to win over Len and seeing her fail,[22] he laughed and later went over to the depressed Len, giving him drugs as the Vocaloid struggled with regaining his past life memories.[23] At some point during his relationship with Miku, Ronald realized that he was going to disappear after his normalization was finished; he at some point conveyed this fact to Miku.[24] Additionally, Ronald had realized that it was pointless to try to bring back Rin's former programming, the girl already being a Vocaloid instead of the "pure machine gun".[25]

In the Unseen Night
Later on, Ronald and Miku went to the amusement park in Tokyo Dome City for their very first date;[26] during the date, he held her hands and they ate fries together.[27] Heading to the Ferris Wheel, Ronald held Miku tightly and told her he loved her as the girl was affectionate with him.[28] They then visited a Jazz Bar and,[29] at some point, had a picture taken of the two of them together.[30]

After their date, Ronald stayed with Miku during the night as his normalization began, the Vocaloid insisting that she wouldn't give up trying to meet with him again.[31] As she cried, he only smiled at her.[32] Hearing his girlfriend tell him to say he loved her, Ronald enthusiastically complied and began repeating his love for her over and over. His speech becoming increasingly more distorted,[33] Ronald disappeared in Miku's arms and his normalization was completed.[34] Afterwards, Miku went all alone to Koishikawa Korakuen Garden and hallucinated his presence with drugs.[35]

Part 3Edit

"Since it disappeared I have to deal with this!"
―Camui[src]

Following Ronald's disappearance, the Vocaloid Camui Gackpo was sent out to deal with Rin,[36] while his lover Miku continued to grieve over his disappearance.[37] Later on, Ronald's fragment was found by Miku and she hoarded it, hoping to meet him again using the piece of his programming.[38] The fragment of Ronald was then sent into Kagamine Rin's data interior by Miku so that the idol could meet with him again;[39] he was then there for Miku to meet with after she linked herself and Len to go inside Rin.[40]

Part 4Edit

"Laugh!!!"
―Miku to Ronald[src]

In the data world, the fragment of Ronald stood in his snowy surroundings and met Hatsune Miku inside. Standing there with a smile on his face, the clown made no response as Miku held out her hand and asked to dance, as well as trying to discuss with him his previous history. When she asked Ronald if they could look beyond this history, he again made no response;[41] as the frustrated Miku demanded he laugh, Ronald at last let out a clownish chuckle.

While Miku talked about dancing with him, Ronald laughed again and spoke occasionally,[42] although ultimately remaining reticent in the face of Miku trying to waken his heart.[43] It at some point became clear that Ronald was ultimately unable or unwilling to leave the data world with Miku,[44] the two as a result resolving to stay together.[45] Soon after, he left Rin's interior with Miku and went elsewhere in the artificial world.[46]

TraitsEdit

PersonalityEdit

"That jerk in the wig is pathetic. Something like just firing, huh! But...you're the same too aren't you?"
―Miku comparing Ronald to Camui[src]

Fitting his clownlike appearance, Ronald was never seen frowning or unhappy and seemed to take events in stride; as part of this, he laughed and smiled even when other people were miserable,[47] and often when Rin was struggling with her relationship with Len.[48] He also demonstrated a darker side underneath his happy appearance as he frequently broke the law, deceived children,[49] and attacked his political enemies such as Red Rin.[50] Reckless and fulfilling his duty to his government similarly to Camui, Ronald was a type to shoot those that got in his way.[51] He also rarely spoke, only ever communicating with Miku.[52]

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Ronald's smile held a dissonance behind it

Despite his dark side, Ronald nonetheless cared deeply for Miku, treating her kindly when the two were dating,[53] and was able to take things seriously while still giving off his jovial demeanor. He also, although willing to attack Rin after being attacked,[54] was nonetheless repelled by her and Len having become a Vocaloid and was averse to attacking the innocent.[55] As a result he was resigned to disappear when unable to fulfill his objective of destroying "The World's Most Pure Machine Gun" originally given him.[56]

Once fragmented, the piece of Ronald's programming left behind was even more reticent, his feelings essentially "asleep" as a result of what had happened.[57] Because of this, he rarely laughed or responded even to Miku's attempts to remind him of their old relationship.[58] Although smiling, he appeared this way to the end, with Miku resolving to stay behind for his sake.[59]

Skills and AbilitiesEdit

"Ronald, I can't believe it, mew. You were still alive? Aah!"
―Red Rin[src]

Ronald McDonald appeared stronger than the average human, able to dig himself out of the earth if necessary, and able to take abuse that would ordinarily kill a person.[60] This supposedly extended to having increased longevity as well, having existed before Rin's final memory wipe.[61] He also was skilled in weaponry such as using a pistol or other small gun,[62] able to defeat even the highly-skilled Rin in battle if he was able to gain the upper hand.[63]

Additionally, due to his beloved mascot status and clownlike appearance, Ronald was usually above suspicion for his more underhanded activities and could easily evade the law in Japan.[64] He could not, however, stop his normalization and could only degrade and disappear in front of Miku as a result.[65] Even after his normalization, however, part of Ronald's self was able to exist in the data world after his programming was stored on a USB drive.[66]

AppearanceEdit

Ronald McDonald shares the appearance of the McDonald's mascot, dressed at all times like a clown with white facepaint, penciled eyebrows and dashes through the eyes, and red paint on his nose and around his lips. Additionally he had a red afro and dark eyes. As part of his clown costume he wore a baggy yellow jumpsuit with red and white striped sleeves, striped socks, yellow gloves, and big red clown shoes; on his chest was a yellow M, the logo for McDonald's.[67]

RelationshipsEdit

Hatsune MikuEdit

"You couldn't say anything, but you talked to me alone, huh?"
―Miku reflecting on Ronald[src]

Ronald's girlfriend, with whom he shares a mutually loving relationship. Ronald met Miku during his time in Japan and became enamored with the popular and beautiful idol, the two spending a great deal of time together even before their first official date. During the course of their relationship, Ronald was kind to Miku and shared drugs and fast food with her;[68] he also, albeit indirectly, shared with her his history as an agent of America and existence as a tool for his government.[69]

Due to their similar circumstances of being used Ronald was very close to Miku and the two had a deep connection as well as being physically affectionate.[70] Despite this, he was reticent towards her and rarely responded to her prompts in fragment form, although laughing and appearing to regain some of his dazzled awe of her when she suggested they dance together.[71]

Kagamine RinEdit

"She's already a "VOCALOID". She's not the "Pure Machine Gun"..."
―Miku[src]

An opponent of Ronald's. Due to her previous programming, Red Rin, being his enemy as "the world's most pure machine gun,"[72] Ronald opposed Rin even while selling her drugs in order to get high. Similarly, he would often laugh at her misfortune and the two got into physical altercations as well.[73] This antagonism even extended to his getting close to and tricking Len to give Rin back her former programming in full.[74]

Despite this, Ronald found himself unable to combat Rin as an innocent Vocaloid,[75] similarly being repelled by Len's state of being a Vocaloid.[76] He also realized as well, that Rin was no longer his enemy and giving her back her memories had no effect on her the programming that made her the peaceful Vocaloid.[77] As a result, he appeared to give up his opposition shortly before his normalization began.

Kagamine LenEdit

A pawn Ronald makes use of to get to Rin. Wishing to revert Kagamine Rin back to her original programming, Ronald had no compunction with deceiving Len into giving Rin back her memories as Irina.[78] Despite this, he appeared bothered by Len being an innocent Vocaloid by this time.[79]

TriviaEdit

NotesEdit

  • Ronald's "Ran Ran Ruu" is a Japanese tagline for McDonalds comparable to the jingle in the American campaigns' "I'm lovin' it."
  • Ronald's dialogue is constructed entirely from clips of Japanese McDonald's ad campaigns.

CuriositiesEdit

  • Ronald McDonald's inclusion in the series was inspired by a compilation of remixed clips from his ad campaigns; this compilation was also what inspired the series as a whole.[80]
  • While admitting Ronald as a character couldn't speak much, Numtack05 commented that his dialogue could instead be expressed by the other characters.[81]
  • During Stealing is Wrong?, several Ronald figures are shown behind Irina's comrade, indicated to be the other child soldiers represented by Ronald for unknown reasons.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. With the You I Can't See. - 君の代わりなんて 沢山いるのに?
  2. In the Night That Can't Be Seen. - 君がアレから離れて 時間が経ちすぎたのよ
  3. Goodbye to You★ PV
  4. Goodbye to You★ - 「敵、アメリカ。プーチンの片腕として 今日も仲間と戦ってます。」
  5. Let's Dream. Sound Effects
  6. In the Night That Can't Be Seen. - あの子はもう「ボーカロイド」 「無垢なマシンガン」じゃないわ...
  7. Let's Dream. Sound Effects
  8. Under the Cherry Blossoms☆
  9. Let's Dream. Sound Effects
  10. I'll Give You Chocolate! Sound Effects
  11. Under the Cherry Blossoms☆ Sound Effects
  12. I'm Happy! - 道化師は葬りました
  13. I'm Happy! Sound Effects
  14. Gimme the Handcuffs! - 負けそうだわorz [...] アメリカが相手じゃ・・・
  15. It's the Start! - 結局捕まったorz
  16. To You, To Me. - 豚に撃ち込まれた弾 そこにカケラ…彼がいるはずよ!
  17. Magic is Heresy Sound Effects
  18. In the Night That Can't Be Seen. - アメリカの話聞いて 君の事、分かってきた
  19. In the Night That Can't Be Seen. - 「無垢なマシンガン」じゃないわ....
  20. Not Together
  21. In the Night That Can't Be Seen. - 離されて君はレン(いぬ)に 近付いて たぶらかした... でも分かる もう遅いわ... 記憶戻しても変わらず
  22. The Day of the Decisive Battle!
  23. Not Together PV
  24. In the Night That Can't Be Seen. - あの歌は聴こえないの 「正常化」終わった頃 君は消えてしまうのね?
  25. In the Night That Can't Be Seen. - あの子はもう「ボーカロイド」 「無垢なマシンガン」じゃないわ... [...] でも分かる もう遅いわ...
  26. In the Night That Can't Be Seen. - 初めて君とデート☆
  27. In the Night That Can't Be Seen. - 手をっ! 離さないで☆ さてと ポテト 食べようか!
  28. In the Night That Can't Be Seen. Sound Effects
  29. In the Night That Can't Be Seen. - 酒飲みてー! ジャズバー☆ゴーゴー!
  30. To You, To Me. PV
  31. In the Night That Can't Be Seen. - あきらめない わたし捜す 君に またね 逢えるはずよ☆
  32. In the Night That Can't Be Seen. - 泣いたのは二回目よ 何で君は笑えるの?
  33. In the Night That Can't Be Seen. Sound Effects
  34. The Night That Can't Be Seen, The Eyes That Don't Vanish. Booklet
  35. The Eyes That Don't Vanish. PV
  36. We Met Again, eh?☆ - アレが消えたんだから始末しないとな!
  37. The Eyes That Don't Vanish.
  38. To You, To Me. - 君が残したカケラが 今はとても愛おしい [...] これが最後のチャンスね
  39. A Place to Chat! - だってドナルドに会える最後のチャンスだもの☆
  40. With the You I Can't See. PV
  41. With the You I Can't See. PV
  42. With the You I Can't See. Sound Effects
  43. With the You I Can't See. - 眠っているあなたのココロ 起こして上げる★
  44. With the You I Can't See. PV
  45. In Your Eyes. - 初音ミクは眠ったまま 何もなかったのか...
  46. With the You I Can't See. PV
  47. In the Night That Can't Be Seen. - 泣いたのは二回目よ 何で君は笑えるの?
  48. The Day of the Decisive Battle! Sound Effects
  49. Gimme the Handcuffs! - 子供は騙されて・・・
  50. I'm Happy! PV
  51. To You, To Me. - カツラ野郎哀れw 撃ち込むだけなんてね! でも...あなたも同じね><
  52. To You, To Me. - 何も言えぬ君だけど わたしだけに話してくれたね
  53. Not Together - わたしの 今彼は やさしい(M)
  54. I'm Happy! Extended PV
  55. The Other Side of the Mirror> - おまえもボカロになって アレだけがはじかれた
  56. In the Night That Can't Be Seen.
  57. With the You I Can't See. - 眠っているあなたのココロ 起こして上げる★
  58. With the You I Can't See. Sound Effects
  59. With the You I Can't See. PV
  60. I'm Happy! - ドナルド 信じられない にゃorz 生きていたの? アッー!
  61. Goodbye to You★ PV
  62. I'm Happy! Extended PV
  63. Gimme the Handcuffs! - 負けそうだわorz
  64. It's the Start! - 結局捕まったorz
  65. The Night That Can't Be Seen, The Eyes That Don't Vanish. Booklet
  66. To You, To Me - でもね 君の カケラ見つけたの☆ [...] 豚に撃ち込まれた弾 そこにカケラ…彼がいるはずよ!
  67. The Eyes That Don't Vanish. PV
  68. Not Together
  69. In the Night That Can't Be Seen. - アメリカの話聞いて 君の事、分かってきた
  70. To You, To Me.
  71. With the You I Can't See. Sound Effects
  72. Goodbye to You★ - 「敵、アメリカ。プーチンの片腕として 今日も仲間と戦ってます。」
  73. Under the Cherry Blossoms☆ Sound Effects
  74. In the Night That Can't Be Seen. - 離されて君はレン(いぬ)に 近付いて たぶらかした... でも分かる もう遅いわ... 記憶戻しても変わらず
  75. In the Night That Can't Be Seen. - あの子はもう「ボーカロイド」 「無垢なマシンガン」じゃないわ...
  76. The Other Side of the Mirror> - おまえもボカロになって アレだけがはじかれた
  77. In the Night That Can't Be Seen. - でも分かる もう遅いわ... 記憶戻しても変わらず
  78. In the Night That Can't Be Seen. - 離されて君はレン(いぬ)に 近付いて たぶらかした... でも分かる もう遅いわ... 記憶戻しても変わらず
  79. The Other Side of the Mirror> - おまえもボカロになって アレだけがはじかれた
  80. Puulog☆ - March 19, 2009 - この動画を見て衝撃が走ったのです。 そして僕も動画を投稿して、自分の笑いのセンスを試したい!
  81. Puulog☆ - March 19, 2009 - ドナルドはあまり喋りませんが、、他のキャラクターの発言で彼を表現できます。

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